TRANSATLANTIC
LEADERS FORUM

Sept 24 | New York
12.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Unlock business opportunities
and meet with our network of
corporates, startups and investors.

Unlock business opportunities
and meet with our network of
corporates, startups and investors.

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MASTERS OF CEREMONY

Tejpaul Bhatia

Startup Lead East
@ Google Cloud

LJ Erwin

Startup Lead West
@ Google Cloud

PROGRAM

12:00 pm

Registration opens

BNP Paribas Auditorium

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Lunch time

Powered by Kayser​

1:15 pm

Opening remarks

Léa Netter Borel, Project & Partnership Director @ FrenchFounders

1:20 pm

Introduction Words by BNP Paribas

Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO @ BNP Paribas

1:30 pm

Conference: Transatlantic Leaders Forum

Running order susceptible to change

Main Stage

  Keynote 1  
A Pioneer’s Vision For Clean Technologies 
Dr. Bertrand Piccard @ Solar Impulse Foundation

  Keynote 2  
There is no such thing as Artificial Intelligence

Luc Julia @ Samsung, Co-creator of Siri @Apple

  Fireside Chat 1  
« Global Warming » in the Tech World or is Winter Coming?
Paul Sagan @ General Catalyst / Akamai / VMware & Moderna
Stephan Dietrich @ Neolane / Adobe

  Keynote 3   
The state and future of technology

Fabrice Grinda @LJ Labs 
& Business Angel n*1 by Forbes in 2018

  Fireside Chat 2  
Blue Apron’s Growth Through its Founder’s Eyes 
Matt Salzberg @ Blue Apron
Moderated by Guillaume Bregeras @ Les Echos

  Fireside Chat 3  
Interdisciplinary Perspectives & Innovation
Adele Maynes @ Eventbrite
Moderated by Drew Austin, Writer

  Fireside Chat 4  
« Digital » is a nonsense word

Ian Rogers @ LVMH
Moderated by Scott Galloway @ L2

Networking Area

 2 pm to 2.45 pm  
Beauty Trends : MAC Cosmetics business case

Constantin Sklavenitis @ MAC

Jenifer Geller @ Jellysmack

 3 pm to 3.45 pm  
The Trash Unicorn: Rubicon Global

Renaud de Viel Castel, David Rachelson, Michael Allegretti
@ Rubicon Global

4:20 pm

Coffee Break

Powered by Nespresso & Maison Kayser

Unique opportunities to connect with successful entrepreneurs 

4:50 pm

Startup Tour Grand Finale

Hear from 7 French startups looking to expand to the Americas, and 3 American startups looking to develop in France 

Welcome speech by Frederic Mazzella @ Blablacar / Bleu Digital

Introduction words by Mohamed Haouache @ Storefront
& Teo Borschberg @ OTO

6:10 pm

FrenchFounders x Les Echos Awards

Celebrating the French-speaking founders with the greatest expansion

in the USA

6:45 pm

VIP Cocktail -
Invitation only (not included)

Powered by La French Tech

CONFERENCE

As part of the 3rd edition of the Startup Tour, FrenchFounders is thrilled to welcome key industry leaders who will serve as keynote speakers on the occasion of the Transatlantic Leaders Forum, discussing issues pertaining to the theme of Innovation and Tech industries.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Ian Rogers

Group Chief Digital Officer
@ LVMH

#Stage 1

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Jean-Yves Fillion
CEO
@ BNP Paribas USA

Frederic Mazzella
Founder & Chairman
@ Blablacar, Co-President
@ Bleu Digital

Adele Maynes
Head of Anthropological Research & Strategic Innovation
@ Eventbrite

Matt Salzberg
Founder & Executive Chairman
@ Blue Apron

Luc Julia
Siri's co-creator,
CTO & SVP of Innovation
@ Samsung

Ian Rogers
Group Chief Digital Officer
@ LVMH

Paul Sagan
MD @ General Catalyst
Director @VMware & Moderna President & Vice Chairman @ Akamai

Fabrice Grinda
Business Angel

Constantin Sklavenitis
Senior Vice President / General Manager
@ MAC Cosmetics North America

Scott Galloway
Founder & Chairman
@ L2

Stephan Dietrich
CEO & Principal
@ Upneo LLC

Mohamed Haouache
2018 French Prize winner
CEO
@ Storefront

Guillaume Bregeras
Journalist / Head of the Startups department
@ Les Echos

Jenifer Geller
SVP, Head of Beauty Sales
@ Jellysmack

Drew Austin
CEO & Co-Founder
@ Wade & Wendy

Jean-Charles Périno
Co-founder & EVP Commercial, Marketing and RM
@ La Compagnie

Teo Borschberg
2018 People's Prize winner
Co-founder & CEO
@ OTO

Renaud de Viel Castel
Senior Vice President Global Expansion
@ Rubicon Global

Bertrand Piccard
Chairman
@ Solar Impulse Foundation

AND MORE TO COME!

AMONG OUR 500+ PARTICIPANTS
FOR A UNIQUE NETWORKING MOMENT

Startup Tour
Grand Finale

Organized by FrenchFounders and BNP Paribas, the 2019 Startup Tour Grand Finale is the must-attend networking event of the year.
With over 190 applications received in the Americas, only 7 French and 3 American startups will pitch their project in front of an outstanding jury and international FrenchFounders members.

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Startup Tour winners! After months of preparation, multiple rounds of competition and only 3 minutes to impress a jury of experts in their field, the two startups that came out on top are: UBEES and OndaVia! Congratulations to them! Congratulations also to Crossing Minds who took home the People’s Prize!

FRENCH PRIZE
WINNER

UBEES

presented by
Maximilian Ebrard

AMERICAN PRIZE
WINNER

Ondavia

pitched by
Merwan Benhabib

PEOPLE'S PRIZE
WINNER

Crossing Minds

pitched by
Alexandre Robicquet

#disruption

MEET OUR FINALISTS

Running for the French Prize

Running for the American Prize

PEOPLE'S PRIZE VOTE

Get more info on each startups / founders and speak up for your favorite one!

#acceleration

MEET OUR JURY

Jury members will select the winning startups among the 10 pitches.
They are eager to provide guidance and advice to the finalists and help them succeed in their area of expertise.

Nicola Palmer
Senior Vice President Of Technology & Product Development
@ Verizon

Jerome Pesenti
VP Of AI
@ Facebook

Adele Maynes
Head of Anthropological Research & Strategic Innovation
@ Eventbrite

Philippe Ricard
COO
@ BNP Paribas USA

Lucia Sinapi-Thomas
EVP Capgemini Ventures Managing Director
@ Capgemini

Paul Sagan
MD @ General Catalyst
Director @VMware & Moderna President & Vice Chairman @ Akamai

Naomi Mulgrave
Vice President, Head Of Strategy And Innovation
@ Prudential International Insurance

Matthieu Baret
Partner
@ Idinvest Partners

Géraldine Le Meur
Founding Partner
@ The Refiners

#distinction

AMAZING PRIZES

Thank you to our partners for supporting each prize of the Startup Tour

French
Prize

For the winner targeting the Americas market

American Prize

For the winner targeting the French market

People's Prize

For the startup that gets the most votes

VIP Cocktail

Invitation only

Meet key players in the ecosystem, learn best practices from industry experts and make outstanding connections with other exceptional attendees. This exclusive moment is powered by La French Tech.

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THEY TRUST US

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

THEY MAKE THIS EVENT EXCEPTIONAL

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Where

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BNP Paribas Auditorium

787 7th Ave

New York, NY 10019

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Main contact

Léa Netter +1 415 996 8941

or lea@frenchfounders.com

Curated by FrenchFounders and co-organized by BNP Paribas, the Grand Finale of the 2019 Startup Tour is a gathering of some of the brightest minds in business and beyond.

As part of this 3rd edition, FrenchFounders welcomes high-level keynote speakers and executives for this year’s exclusive format, which now includes a Conference, several workshops and endless networking opportunities.